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spring

spring

 
 
pronunciation:
sprIng
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun, adjective
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: springs, springing, sprang, sprung
definition 1: to move out or upward quickly or suddenly; jump.
The frog sprang out of my hands.The thief sprang from his hiding place.
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synonyms:
bound, dart, hop, jump, leap, vault
similar words:
bolt, bounce, caper, catapult, lunge, start
definition 2: to change position suddenly or unexpectedly.
The door sprang open.
synonyms:
dart, dash, jump, leap, pop, start, vault
similar words:
bound, shoot, snap
definition 3: to close or move quickly when activated or released.
The trap springs when a mouse enters.
synonyms:
pop, snap
similar words:
catapult, kick, react, rebound, recoil, recover
definition 4: to originate or develop from someone or something.
synonyms:
arise, descend, develop, grow, stem
similar words:
burgeon, dawn, derive, emerge, germinate, rise, sprout, swell
definition 5: to come into being or evolve quickly.
synonyms:
burgeon, burst, crop up, mushroom, pop, shoot up, sprout, start
similar words:
derive, rise
definition 6: to become warped, as wood.
synonyms:
warp
similar words:
buckle, bulge, contort, give, twist
definition 7: to work loose, as part of a machine.
synonyms:
unscrew
similar words:
break, burst, bust, pop, rupture
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to cause to leap, move, or jump suddenly.
synonyms:
dart, snap
similar words:
pop, propel, shoot, thrust
definition 2: to cause (a device) to release or activate.
A mouse sprang the trap.
synonyms:
pop, snap, trigger
similar words:
release, set off
definition 3: to allow to break forth.
The pipes sprang a leak.
similar words:
develop, form
definition 4: to release or disclose.
They sprang a bird from the cage.He sprung a secret.
synonyms:
free, let out, release, unleash, unloose
similar words:
disclose, divulge, undo, unfasten
definition 5: (slang) to release from confinement, such as prison.
synonyms:
free
similar words:
break, liberate, release
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an elastic device or object that regains its original shape after being compressed, stretched out, or otherwise distorted.
 
similar words:
bound
definition 2: a quick and sudden movement; jump.
synonyms:
bound, hop, leap, vault
similar words:
bounce, jump, skip
definition 3: lightness of foot; bounciness.
a spring in her step
synonyms:
bounce, sprightliness
similar words:
skip
definition 4: a flow of water from the earth.
synonyms:
fount, well
definition 5: elasticity; resilience.
the spring in a tennis ball
synonyms:
bounce, elasticity, flexibility, give, resilience, stretch
definition 6: a structural defect caused by breaking or warping.
synonyms:
distortion, warp
definition 7: a season of the year between winter and summer, in the northern hemisphere continuing from the March equinox to the June solstice.
These flowers will bloom again in the spring.
synonyms:
springtime
similar words:
prime
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: pertaining to or characteristic of the season of spring.
synonyms:
vernal
similar words:
equinoctial
definition 2: appropriate for the season of spring.
spring clothes
similar words:
vernal
definition 3: containing or working by springs.
derivation: springlike (adj.)
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